Software, tools and procedures being tested

In this page you can find a list of software to be tested / being tested / tested.

This would inform about the progress of the benchmark, and would also guide participants in the choice of the tools to be tested.

Notice that, even if the aim is to test the highest possible number of software/tools/procedures, the same software/tool/procedure can be tested more than once, especially for highly customisable tools (like Safe Software FME); this will allow testing replicability (see the FAQ section).

In addition, you are free to test other tools, not in this list yet. We will add them as soon as you will register your participation.

In the last columns of the table that follows, some details about the used method to make the data work in the software (procedures, plugins, tools), when needed, are added, together with the level of expertise of the participant who tested it, following the scale:

  • 1 - Very beginner user (it is nearly the first time he/she use the software)
  • 2 - Current user
  • 3 - Expert user (knows very well the technical details and tricks)
  • 4 - Developer of the tested software

To guide your choice, it is preferable to use different methods for the same tools, and that participants with different levels of expertise test the same tool.

Last update: 18th April 2019



Tools for Task 1

BIM software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Autodesk Revit 2018 Windows 10/Home Results delivered - 1
Graphisoft ArchiCAD 22.0.0 Windows 10/Home Results delivered - 1
Bentley Allplan
AECOsim Building Designer
Autodesk Civil 3D
ACCA Edificius
simplebim
Tekla
Bentley Microstation
Construsoft Vico Office Suite
Vectorworks Designer 2019 Windows 10/Home Results delivered - 1
...

GIS software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
ESRI ArcGIS
Bentley Map
...

ETL software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Safe Software FME
...

3D Viewers and Other software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Autodesk Infraworks
ifcviewer
Sketch-up
FZK Viewer
eveBIM
...

Tools for Task 2

BIM software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Autodesk Revit
ArchiCAD
Bentley Allplan
AECOsim Building Designer
Autodesk Civil 3D
ACCA Edificius
simplebim
Tekla
Bentley Microstation
Construsoft Vico Office Suite
Vectorworks
...

ETL tools

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
FME
...

Other software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
...

Tools for Task 3

GIS software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
ESRI ArcGIS 10.2 Windows 10/Home Results delivered Data interoperability tool 2
QGIS 3.6 Windows 10/Home 64-bits Results delivered Conversion to CityJSON 2
Bentley Map
...

ETL tools

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
FME
...

Analysis software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
...

3D Viewers and Other software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Autodesk Infraworks
Azul
Sketch-up
FZK Viewer
eveBIM
Safe Software FME Data Inspector 2018.1 macOS 10.14.3 Results delivered - 3
...

Tools for Task 4

GIS software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
ESRI ArcGIS
QGIS
...

BIM software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Autodesk Revit
ArchiCAD
Bentley Allplan
...

ETL tools

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
Safe Software FME Windows Pro 10 2018.1 X
...

Other software

Software & version Operating system Testing status Used methods Tester level of expertise
...

Important dates and next steps


March 2019
  • Complete materials available
  • Start of declaration of interest from participants

5th/8th July 2019
  • GeoBIM benchmark meeting with participants and proponents

October 31, 2019
  • Deadline for data processing and benchmark answer submission

December 2019
  • ISPRS-EuroSDR GeoBIM winter school

Team

Francesca Noardo
Ken Arroyo Ohori
Jantien Stoter
Filip Biljecki
Claire Ellul
Lars Harrie
Thomas Krijnen
Giorgio Agugiaro
Margarita Kokla